Sunday, December 19, 2010

Home Sweeeeeeeeeet HOME!!!

Well - it was a long and arduous journey home.... made better with friends. I got a bad case of food poisoning.. thank you! Up all night sick as a dog, and who wants to be sick on a long airplane ride? Not me. Vicky took care of Empress Sassy Pants so I could get some rest - that worked out.  Only tantrum in JFK when she had to walk with me through immigration. Rude immigration officer asked ALL the obnoxious questions - how much did you pay, hear they hate boys.. yadda yadda.. but I was so out of it.. I just answered with much less attitude than I might have otherwise. Probably a mixed blessing to be sure.

Once we cleared customs and baggage (1 bag out of 7 lost) we were met with a GANG of friends... it was so welcome at this point. My two chillies ran under the barricade to get some hugs and kisses and never was I so happy to see my chillies. I missed them so much. ESP was happy to see them too. So far we are doing ok - limited tantrums.. thank goodness - but I do not think she is warming up to me much. The next few days are going to be insane!!   Between the holidays (totally NOT prepared!) and getting Miss Sassy prepared for everything.. .well, I have my work cut out for me. And my tummy is NOT behaving very well!!  I am so grateful to have such amazing friends and family!! I am sure things will get better and more settled soon!!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Hi there, Missy, I found out about what you are going thru by a cyber friend on adoptionparenting, I tried to find a email to email you personally. Send me an email. I have been home since Sept. with a 13 year old that given a test of strength. smbarrett1@yahoo.com

simone said...

Wow, this sounds serious. I hope you and ESP get along a little bit better now. It can be hard!

Wishing you lots of success!

Best regards,
Simone,
mother of Yuan from Duchang
The Netherlands

Natser68 said...

Hello, we were in China beginning of December too and are just back with our little girl, 2 years old. We share the same difficulties, difficult to find my place as her Mom. Tantrums, thumbsucking, destructive behaviors, but we see improvements since we are home. I wish you all the best.
Nathalie, mother of Shali from Shenzhen.
Belgium

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